Mentorship Program

Mentorship Program
USPAK has initiated a Mentorship Program for High School and College students.  The goal for this mentoring program is to pair up Youth (16-24 year old) with experienced professionals in their area of study or career interest, and get academic and career guidance.
USPAK Foundation thanks you for your interest in the mentoring program and looks forward to your potential participation. For additional questions please call 202 505 4725 or email mentorship@uspakfoundation.org
Based on feedback from a survey of USPAK Youth Leadership Conference, the following fields of interest have been highlighted:
 
High School Students:
·        College admissions
·        Summer jobs/internships
 
College Students:
·        Public Service (Federal Government)
·        Foreign Affairs/International Politics
·        Media
·        Medicine
·        Law
·        Business and Finance
·        Entrepreneurship
·        Engineering/Computer
 
Key Attributes:
 
Duration: Same as college semester
 
Application deadline: August 1st for Fall semester
December 1st for Spring semester
May 1st for Summer semester
Application Form:      Download
 
Application Process:
After USPAK Foundation receives your mentorship application, members of USPAK Mentorship Committee will conduct a 20-30 minute phone interview to get more details about Mentee’s needs. Mentorship Committee will then start a matching process with different mentors. After completing the matching process, a brief meeting (or conference call) will be setup between Mentor, Mentee, and Mentorship Committee member to finalize program details.
 
Format: Minimum of 7 one-hour sessions via Skype, phone, webinar and/or in- person
 
Outline of the sessions:
  • Session 1: Ice breaker and Program layout
Introduce one another and confirm semester-long mentoring commitment
Identify key objectives for semester long mentoring program
Identify at least 3 specific/tangible results sought by mentee during the program
Outline topics of interest for next five sessions (can be modified as needed during the semester)
Agree on to do’s for next session
  • Sessions 2-6: Dialog and discussion
Discuss to do’s from last session
Engage/Dialog on chosen session topic
Agree on to do’s for next session
  • Session 7: Conclusion and Feedback
Discuss to do’s from last session
Review program outcomes/results versus specific  objectives identified in Session 1
Provide feedback to one another
Complete USPAK Foundation feedback form
 
Mentor responsibilities:
  • Commit to 15 week program and at least seven sessions
  • Focus on specific needs of mentee and layout program together with mentee
  • Agree on tangible results for mentoring program
  • Provide feedback to mentee regarding progress during program
  • Notify USPAK Foundation if any issues prevent from continuing program
  • Address any issues with mentee on an ongoing basis; no surprises
  • Exercise good judgment and professionalism in all communication with mentee
 
Mentee responsibilities:
  • Commit to 15 week program and at least seven sessions
  • Complete all to do’s agreed upon with mentor before each session
  • Ask questions and get continuous feedback
  • Stretch yourself
  • Address any issues with mentor on an ongoing basis; no surprises
  • Notify USPAK Foundation if any issues prevent from continuing program
  • Exercise good judgment and professionalism in all communication with mentor



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